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Report: Eagles, Lane Johnson “putting the finishing touches” on extension

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 5: Lane Johsnon #65 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up prior to the game against the St. Louis Rams on October 5, 2014 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Eagles have already signed tight ends Brent Celek and Zach Ertz to contract extensions this offseason and now it appears they’re moving on to one of their starting tackles.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Eagles and tackle Lane Johnson are “putting the finishing touches” on a contract extension. Per McLane, the deal could be done as soon as Friday.

Johnson joined the Eagles as the fourth overall pick of the 2013 draft, which leaves one year left on his rookie deal as well as the team option for a fifth year that attaches to the contracts of all first round picks. That leaves a lot of time to get an extension done before the team would run the risk of losing Johnson, but there’s not much reason to wait if both sides have found an agreeable price.

Johnson has started all 44 games he’s played with the team since being drafted. Most of those games have come at right tackle, although Johnson moved to the left side when Jason Peters was hurt this season and could move there permanently when Peters’ time in Philly comes to an end. Some have wondered if that will come sooner rather than later, although coach Doug Pederson says he believes Peters has several good years left.

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15 Responses to “Report: Eagles, Lane Johnson “putting the finishing touches” on extension”
  1. key2heat says: Jan 29, 2016 10:05 AM

    His people are probably disappointed because they have to stay in philly.

  2. floratiotime says: Jan 29, 2016 10:14 AM

    Huge contract please.

  3. 61veloce says: Jan 29, 2016 10:25 AM

    Philly is awesome, and players love it here. Glad to have Lane back in the nest!!

  4. bathroombenlovemachine says: Jan 29, 2016 10:53 AM

    The Eagles are also negotiating an extension for the guy that dusts off the empty Super Bowl Trophy case at Eagles Headquarters

  5. blitzinc43 says: Jan 29, 2016 10:57 AM

    As a close friend of the organization I would like to credit dumb luck for this pick.
    My friends are lucky that KC took Fisher off the board.
    Lucky the JAX took Joeckel off the board.
    This is not a shot a the coach* of the 49ers but that coach* should not be credited with this pick.

    I still would have preferred Star, Ziggy or Sheldon to play alongside Fletcher “Yazoo City Haulage” Cox.

  6. richiethegreek says: Jan 29, 2016 10:58 AM

    Yes, it will be big and it’s worth it. He’s better than any two Giants offensive lineman combined. Maybe they should consider the strategy of throwing money at an offensive lineman who is, ya know, good at football.

  7. markcycy says: Jan 29, 2016 10:58 AM

    ok time to get cox done

  8. elimanningup says: Jan 29, 2016 11:00 AM

    Good Right Tackle, below-average Left Tackle.

  9. sumkat says: Jan 29, 2016 11:01 AM

    This young man is a beast (and clearly the best out of the “Big 3” tackles to come out 2013 draft, despite being chosen 3rd). The only young player on the roster more important than him is Fletcher Cox (who could be a nightmare now that he isn’t 2 gapping every play)

    Chipper and the Eagles have done plenty wrong over the last 3 years. Drafting Lane wasn’t one of those things

  10. ron69 says: Jan 29, 2016 11:12 AM

    The Eagles fans claiming he is their best player it could only mean the future is cloudy and murky in Philly.

  11. whitetail28 says: Jan 29, 2016 11:17 AM

    Lol players love it in philly

  12. jjeastwald says: Jan 29, 2016 11:20 AM

    elimanningup says:
    Jan 29, 2016 11:00 AM
    Good Right Tackle, below-average Left Tackle.
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    That’s actually his best position. Right tackle uses different techniques that you train differently for, and prepare your body for. The fact that he’s done so well at right tackle when he says Left is much more natural, and easy for him, is a testament to how good he is.

  13. jjeastwald says: Jan 29, 2016 11:24 AM

    blitzinc43 says:
    Jan 29, 2016 10:57 AM
    As a close friend of the organization I would like to credit dumb luck for this pick.
    My friends are lucky that KC took Fisher off the board.
    Lucky the JAX took Joeckel off the board.
    This is not a shot a the coach* of the 49ers but that coach* should not be credited with this pick.

    I still would have preferred Star, Ziggy or Sheldon to play alongside Fletcher “Yazoo City Haulage” Cox.
    ==========================================
    It wasn’t dumb luck. It just showed your boy Howie Roseman did his homework better than Kansas City, and Jacksonville did.

  14. shizerblog says: Jan 29, 2016 11:27 AM

    Great move! Makes it even better that the other teams trolls feel the need to chime in about it!

  15. jonwill57 says: Jan 29, 2016 1:36 PM

    key2heat says:
    Jan 29, 2016 10:05 AM

    His people are probably disappointed because they have to stay in philly.
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    No one held a gun to his head or to “his people”. He didn’t have to sign it.

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